EU Climate Action
02/20/2017 at 09:31. Facebook
EU-funded researchers are testing new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions in six European cities to improve urban mobility, cut emissions and boost opportunities for high-tech European SMEs [ Europa.eu Link ]

#Transport #Europe #cities #urbanmobility #emissions #research
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02/18/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Only 23 calories and great source for Vitamins K, A, B9, beta-carotene and manganese among others. Vegetable of the month February: Chicory

Tips on shopping and eating: [ Europa.eu Link ]

#VegOftheMOnth #February #ShopLocal #EatHealthy
EU Climate Action
02/17/2017 at 08:11. Facebook
7 years of DG Climate Action! Our department turns seven this year, but Europe has been at the forefront of international efforts to fight climate change for much longer. Read more about our work: [ Europa.eu Link ]

#ClimateAction #Europe #ClimateChange #Birthday
EU Climate Action
02/15/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
Researchers in North Sweden, analyse gases – CO2, methane and water vapour – to see how much carbon is absorbed by this environment and what the implications for the whole surrounding ecosystem might be.

[ Europa.eu Link ]

#carbon #research #Sweden #CO2 #methane #environment #ecosystem #watervapor
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02/14/2017 at 11:11. Facebook
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02/14/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
We love #ClimateAction. How about you? [ Europa.eu Link ]
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02/13/2017 at 08:32. Facebook
With two thirds of the EU's population living in urban areas, cities and their mayors are key to handling challenges like air pollution, traffic congestion and energy-efficient housing. The successful Covenant of Mayors initiative, set up by the European Commission together with cities, is already making an important contribution to meeting EU climate & energy targets. Today marks a new phase...
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We could be doing so much more with our windows. Why not use them to collect solar energy? EU-funded researchers are developing an innovative solution to do just that. Their concept is based on thin layers of running water in the glazing, which is also designed to help maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and block out excess sunlight.

[ Europa.eu Link ]

#Solar #Energy #Windows #Research

Tapping solar energy with water-filled windows

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Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more autonomous and more affordable. European researchers are not short of ideas to address all those issues. [ Europa.eu Link ]

#ElectricCars #Sustainable #Transport #Cars #Research #EUFunded
Billions of tonnes of water are swept up and down Europe’s estuaries and coastlines each and every day. Engineers have been working hard to develop the technologies to tap into this vast store of tidal energy and are now predicting a ramp-up in production from 2020 onwards

[ Horizon-magazine.eu Link ]

#Tidal #Energy #Sustainable #Renewables #Research #EUfunded
EU Climate Action is off to a flying start in 2017 after a successful 2016. Have a look at what we achieved together!

#ClimateAction #Review2016 #United4CLimate

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It’s been a busy week for climate action: first, our proposal paving the way for a global phasedown of climate-warming HFCs ([ Europa.eu Link ], and today our follow-up action on growing emissions from aviation ([ Europa.eu Link ] − a strong signal of the EU's continued commitment to fighting climate change.

#Aviation #Emissions #EUETS #ClimateAction Solar Impulse #United4Climate
The EU paves way for global phase-down of climate-warming HFCs
[ Europa.eu Link ]

#HFCs #phasedown #climate #EuropeanUnion
The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the low-carbon transition is happening. Europe is on track to reach its 2020 climate and energy targets. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#EnergyUnion #Climate #LowCarbon #Emissions #renewables #Energy #Europe #EU2020
Do you want to avoid using one-use only plastic bags? Try a plastic container suitable for freezing for your food. Or a glass jar – just remember to leave space for liquid to expand. Keep in mind that not all food needs to be frozen.

What innovative idea do you have? Share them in the comments below.

#Frozen #conserve #foods #plastic #tips #refrigerator #ideas #climatetips
Paris Agreement 1 year on: EU driving climate action [ Bit.ly Link ]

#ParisAgreement #Europe #ClimateAction #Climate
Satellite analysis could be essential for urban planners so as to introduce more green in cities and increase "carbon sinks". This can result in absorbing excess rain and cooling down the built environment. [ Horizon-magazine.eu Link ]

#Satellite #data #CopernicusEU #ESA #urban #cities #planning #environment #CO2 #adaptation #mitigation #green

Satellite image of Paris by Copernicus EU
The Pacific region can serve as an exemplar of how science diplomacy could work, according to Professor Jean-François Marini, coordinator of the EU-funded PACE-Net Plus project and former adviser to the French government on science diplomacy [ Horizon-magazine.eu Link ]

#Pacific #science #diplomacy #EUfunded #HorizonMagazine